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Northrop Grumman has secured a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding Group to design C4ISR and machinery control systems on U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter ships for future vessels with updated weapon systems, electronics, range and endurance capacities. Northrop said Monday the design will also have a larger flight deck to accommodate aircraft operations in severe weather and new systems will […] More
Leonardo DRS will deliver an integrated hybrid electric drive system to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to power the fourth set of offshore patrol cutters the latter company is building for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Virginia-based company said Monday it received a subcontract from Eastern for the Auxiliary Propulsion System, a motor that uses two power-dense […] More
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Northrop Grumman, L3Harris Technologies and other industry partners have commissioned a new command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance production facility at ESG’s Allanton Shipyard. The new shore-based facility was designed to meet the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter program and will support build-up, testing and […] More
The engine division of Fairbanks Morse Defense was tapped to deliver two main propulsion diesel engines to Eastern Shipbuilding Group as part of the latter’s development of the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter. Fairbanks Morse Engine will build the future Rush’s motor systems at a manufacturing facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, as part […] More
Eastern Shipbuilding Group has expanded the systems integration work of Northrop Grumman in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter program, for which ESG is the prime contractor. Northop said Tuesday it will integrate command, control, communications, computer, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies for Heritage-class OPCs. The partnership worked to complete the program’s […] More

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a full and open competition for follow-on projects to design and build up to 11 offshore patrol cutters to complement the maritime law enforcement service's national security and fast response cutters. USCG said Friday it will accept responses to the new OPC solicitation through May 28 and aims to name the winning contractor in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group collaborated with Northrop Grumman to conduct a final critical design review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter on June 27 and 28. Northrop said Monday it serves as the integrator of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and control systems under the OPC program. The company will manage an OPC C4ISR test and […] More
A Leonardo subsidiary has received a $10.7 million contract from the Eastern Shipbuilding Group to supply nine hybrid electric drive systems for integration into the U.S. Coast Guard‘s future Offshore Patrol Cutters. Leonardo DRS will provide motor-based Auxiliary Propulsion Systems that work to boost the mission duration capacity of ships as well as help vessels reduce emissions, the company said Thursday. The system is designed to also provide emergency take-home […] More
The U.S. Coast Guard has selected Fairbanks Morse to produce diesel propulsion engines for the military branch’s offshore patrol cutter that is scheduled for sea deployment in 2021. Fairbanks Morse said Wednesday it will build FM-MAN 16V 28/33D diesel engines for the first OPC vessel that Eastern Shipbuilding Group will build for the Coast Guard. The 360-foot-long cutter will be built to provide a capability […] More
General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary will work with L-3 Communications and Spain-based shipbuilder Navantia to create a preliminary design for the Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter vessel. The Coast Guard will select a competing team after the 18-month first phase to develop a detail design and build between nine and 11 ships for the planned 25-ship […] More
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